Beautiful, art nouveau pewter beer stein. This item was used to serve beer, from a the tap. 14 1/4" Tall x 7 1/4" at the base. This stein has a lid with a plant end. The lids were added to beer steins, to keep the flies away, while serving beer outside, in beer gardens. Embossed with a relief of a horses head, a walking cane with a dogs head, and a horse shoe. So when they drank beer from this pitcher and went hunting, with their dogs, they would have good luck. Also has the initials " SSS", signifying the original owners title, of name. Plus, floral designs . Embossed on the base in an circle is : 18/ Kayserzinn / 4039 /. The Kayser firm started with the #4000, so this is an early piece. By 1925, the number had reached 4, 999. The owner Englebert Kayser died in 1911. Great center piece for a table, or your mantel. Perfect condition. ( RH).